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in hundreds of years. the newly appointed pope francis leaving the vatican by helicopter to visit the man he replaced pope benedict. the two men praying together and calling each other brothers. nick schifrin tonight on the historic meeting. >> reporter: in the 2000-year history of the catholic church, this may be a first. one pope embracing a former pope. pope francis made the pilgrimage to pope emeritus' retreat outside of rome. but there was no ring kissing. when benedict directs the new pope to place of honor, francis refuses, instead asking the two to pray together. today was designed to show a seamless transition. francis gave thanks, a madonna of humility as a gift. benedict renewing his vow not to interfere with the new papacy. but the vatican is clearly worried about the image of two popes. even though the faithful were waiting outside, the two didn't appear in public. >> they probably wisely presumed, this is not the image we want to give the world. we don't want to make it seem like we're running a tag team pontificate here. >> reporter: we don't know what they discussed, but ther
, where pope francis set the tone for a humbler, simpler church at his inaugural mass. jeffrey brown talks to john allen in rome. >> me where againing now the focus shifts from style to substance and the question becomes how is this new tone going to be translated into the hard work of actuallygoverning the church? there, of course, the challenges are considerably more steep >> ifill: we continue our series of stories about the middle east, margaret warner reports on the divide among the two leading palestinian factions, and its impact on the quest for peace. . >> it is really a divide over power. who's going to control what and what's going to be in a stronger position to win the palestinian people and who's going to have the narrative on its side? >> woodruff: and we examine a dramatic shift in public opinion with a majoritof aricans supporting same sex marriage. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving o economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to
on first sunday as pontiff, pope francis seems determined to break the mold. ♪ [ jen garner ] what skincare brand is so effective... so trusted... so clinically proven dermatologists recommend it twice as much as any other brand? neutrogena®. recommended by dermatologists 2 times more than any other brand. now that's beautiful. neutrogena®. ♪ >>> we've seen some great parades this weekend worldwide. it was cold today in dublin, ireland, but the irish spirit and likely irish whiskey kept parade watchers warm. green beer was flowing in boston. it was their 112th sat patricst patrick's day. a million showed up for the parade. when you think of irish celebrations, you might immediately think of shanghai. probably not. today in the world's most populated cities they had irish dancers, and an east meets west. this traditional chinese dragon dyed green. >>> pope francis gave his first plessing before a cheering crowd in st. peter's square. >> translator: i warmly greet all the pilgrims. thank you for coming. do pray for me, please.prayers. >>> forgiveness was a key theme in the pope's address.
of the faithful gathered hours ago for the inaugural mass of pope francis. that is where the new pope emphasized service to others. >> we have new video in the newsroom in the last hour of vice president biden meeting pope francis. vice president biden led the delegation to the vatican for the ceremony and mass and shook hands with the pope and said a few wores to him. the pope nodded and smiled. pope francis is greeting hundreds of zig aniaries with delegations from 132 nations there. this is also an estimated 200,000 people gathered in st. peter's square coming to see and hear the new pope. pope francis circled the square in an open jeep and received the ring and vestment and celebrated mass. he focused in the message on protection. >> we are all protectors of creation. we are protectors of the plan of god written if nature and protectors of one another and of the environment. >> pope francis made reference to pope benedict in the homily. we are told pope benedict watched on tv. the two will meet on saturday. two things that were different about the events than in the past, the gospel was read
stories. now, back to gwen. >> ifill: pope francis formally took office today with a special mass and ceremonies. we begin with a report from james mates of independent television news in rome. >> it was among the ordinary pilgrims to st. peter's that pope francis started his day. it is common now for a pope to kiss babies-- less so for them to get out of the popemobile and walk over to give a blessing to a disabled person. inauguration mass at st. peter's square was less or nate than in the past but it could not be described as either simple or understated. heads of state, all their representatives occupied the front row, but this service was squarely aimed at the 150,000 pilgrims who stood to see the new leader of their church. among those, they watched the first time ever the symbol of the papacy, the fisherman's ring was placed on the finger of a man from latin america. his homily was an instruction to get back to core principles. "embrace the whole of hue moonty especially in the poorest, the weakest, the most important." for almost a week his introduction has been a series o
coverage coming up at 7:00 a.m. ♪ >>> and our major story is the official installation of pope francis as the leader of the world's catholics. >> yeah, the pope is holding his inaugural mass this morning at the vatican receiving his papal vestments and fisherman's ring which is cast in gold for each pope who is a leader around the world they are there are for the historic event that involves six reigning monarch, 31 heads of state, princes, first ladies and vice president joe biden leads the u.s. delegation. >>> in contrast to today's pageantry yesterday the pope sat down with serious talks with the president of argentina his anyway tifr country. though they appeared cordials pope and president cristina kirchner have rarely seen eye to eye and often clashed with her over legalizing gay marriage calling it the devil's handiwork and called gay adoption discrimination against children. >> listen to these numbers, seven in ten american catholics say the pope's top priority should be addressing the sex scandal in the church and more than three-quarters say he should lift the birth control b
treatment for chemical weapons. well, it's been just one week since pope francis was elected. already it's establishing a message of humility and compassion resonating quite well with catholics all over the world. as anne thompson reports, those themes were on full display during yesterday's inauguration. >>> pope francis preached with actions as well as words. out of his open air jeep to bless a disabled man, stopping to kiss children, and urging the 200,000 people in st. peter's square to be protected of the poor, the weak, and of the environment. >> i think he will challenge all of us to live a deeper life of faith. >> eager crowds raced into the square. ♪ >> they saw francis receive the symbols of power. a lamb's wool stoll symbolizing shepherd of the flock. during mass to an audience that included several world leaders -- francis said authentic power is service. and the pope, too must serve. >> he seems like a humble man and someone the people can reach out and identify with. >> in buenos aries, jubilation. they stayed up all night to watch the early morning mass and were rewarded
for you >> pope francis off erred his first sunday blessing today since his election to lead the roman catholic church francis spoke to the crowd for the first time from the papal apartment window overlooking st. peter's square, and the pope spoke exclusively in italian, breaking the pattern of predecessors who prayed in many languages. the blessing came after pope francis got up close and personal with a smaller crowd on the vatican. >> here in the bay area, we made a weekend of the st.~patrick's day holiday, and in dublin, ireland, they're holding a five-day extravaganza. ♪ >> today's two-mile long parade featured floats, bagpiperss' marching bands and it's not just for the irish. performers came from 46 countriesle the irish celebrated this day for more than 1,000 years, st. patrick's feast day. his credited with bringing chinnity to ireland. >> we enjoyed glorious weather tonight. meteorologist leigh glaser is here. >> leigh: this being the last full weekend of winter, we definitely will see some showers as we get bo tuesday night and wednesday. so, live doppler 7hd not picking u
. pope francis i brings enormous appeal for his service to the poor and his jesuit pack ground in argentina. american catholics will be watching, of course, and a poll just before francis was chosen, only a third of american catholics said pope was in touch with american people. 54%, a strong majority said yes to reform the kelly, hope springs eternal, especially with the new pope. great theater, much excitement. how is he going to appeal to progress rives in america? >> although the church has always been for the poor, to have a pontiff who is so closely allied with the poor and has lived it, in these years of controversy and being reminded of the wealth of the church where they are paying out for the terrible sins of some priests, to have someone who has lived the austere life, the message of francis, that helps. my expectations for change are not big. but he talked about contraceptives with relation to disease. but he's turning a page that was needed. >> changing the headlines, this is a church that politically needs to have a game-changing message. talking now about poverty
tweet from pope francis asks followers to pray for him with two million followers in english. get this, a slow fax machine caused a big loss for a pro football player. the $30 million contract with the broncos arrived six minutes late so he was a free agent and he sacked his agent. those are >> walnut creek, campbell, and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> welcome back at 4:41. three people are under arrest following a daring but brief prison escape. authorities say two men were hoisted out of a prison in canada on a rope dangling from a helicopter. they were dropped next to a waiting car. police caught up with a man in an hour and they arrested two suspected politicians. the second man surrendered early this morning. investigators say he was forced to take part in the escape. >> not the typical beach fine. $4 million worth of marijuana on a santa barbara beach. authorities found 2,000 pounds of marijuana yesterday. the sheriff deputies made the discovery. here is a picture of the marijuana, 50 plastic wrapped bales. authorities are testing the drugs and other evidence and the boa
. >>> reporting live in san fr francis francisco, bay area news. >> the super bowl may be three years away, but the city is prepared to meet the nfl's financial demands. the city council has come up with several resolutions. among them, waiving the city's hotel tax for nfl employees and the teams. suspending ticket surcharges and droped adding parking fees. the concessions add up to millions. it's more than worth it because it will be offset by the income and the publicity. >> the way that we're doing the superer bowl is a great regional effort. we'll be able to highlight everything from the golden gate to silicon valley. >> santa clara city council will hold a special meeting. >>> with little to no rain so far this year, any rain would be big news. >> yes, tonight, a storm is moving in. take a look. on your left, a live look from the south bay. clouds hanging over east san jose. on the right, the bay bridge toll plaza. the roads still dry at this hour, but tomorrow will be a different story. chief meet i don't goologiteo m this story. >> we're tracking a lot of moisture and showing up as
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, for the first time, two ving leaders of the catholic choimp have met. pope francis is and pope benedict talked in a closed doors encounter outside rome. >> he greeted the -- pope francis as he got off the helicopter. the two men got in a car together and rode to the chap -- chapel where they held prayer together. it's never happened in the history of the catholic church and despite the fact that the vatican has said there will be no public appearances, many here are hoping they will see the two popes. >> it's fun to be this close to his summer home and know that benedict is inside. it's a positive thing to come here for. >> but the two men have very serious matters to scandal. the pope has asked for an investigation and there was a report that was put in place when benedict abdicated and handed over to pope francis a few days ago.
pope francis and his predecessor did in their historic meeting. >> leigh: a nice spring day today but showers return next week. we'll lo >> ama: arson investigators are trying to determine the cause of a restaurant fire in the financial district. firefighters were called out just before 3:00 a.m. to california grill on commercial street. crews were able to quickly put out the flames. one firefighter sustained minor injuries. >> month is women's history month and there's a number of local events. >> another one where, until recently,, there were female doctors -- >> kristen sze was a member of the forum, among several manipulationed women -- women in the community, the theme, inspiring you can girls to go after their dreams. >> the past and future of the roman catholic church came face-to-face in an embrace. pope francis visited pope benedict, now pope emeritus. the men prayed together, spoke in private for 45 minutes, then had lunch. francis brought benedict a gift, an icon called the madonna of humility. >> one man learned the importance if not humiliating lesson in love. >> buy
francis paid a visit to his predecessor benedict xvi at castel gandolfo the papal retreat where benedict has retired. francis -- pope francis told benedict, we are brothers. the two men prayed together with the vatican spokesman calling it a moment of great communion in the church. >>> a well-known russian tycoon who amassed great wealth after the fall of the soviet union was found dead today in england. boris berezovsky was a close ally of former president boris yeltsin. in return for backing yeltsin he was able to buy former state assets at bargain prices. he also helped vladimir putin rise to power but later had a falling-out with putin and moved to england. the circumstances of his death were unclear. berezovsky was 67 years old. >>> back in this country the evidence appears to be mounting that a colorado prison parolee killed in a shoot-out this week in texas may have been involved in the brazen murder of a head of colorado's prison system. nbc's kristen dahlgren is in colorado tonight where police are quickly connecting the dots. >> reporter: in the wreckage of that texas car chase
it along. live in hayward, monte francis. >>> developing news from afghanistan. the death of a husband and son, a soldier from the east bay. 31-year-old sergeant first class james grisham from hayward dried thursday at a military hospital in germany from gunshot wounds he suffered two days earlier in afghanistan. grisham was assigned to the special forces group based in ft. lewis, washington. he had served in iraq and was on his fifth overseas deployment. grisham was a 1999 graduate of mt. eden high school. he is survived by his wife. >>> u.s. secretary of state john kerry made a stop in iraq today. kerry met with iraq's prime minister for what was described as a very spirited discussion. they talked about iraq's delicate transition to democracy, as the country prepares for upcoming elections. >> we all want to see iraq succeed. such an enormous investment of our treasure, our people, and our money in this initiative. the world has an interest in seeing iraq take a leading role in the world as a functioning democracy. >> the talk also focused on iraq granting iran access to its air spa
days away from his official installation, pope francis continues to show his humble side and grows legions of fans in the process. and new concerns about sea lion pups washing ashore this california. what is behind this disturbing new trend? and a business of a scoop from a pregnant duchess of cambridge. what she is saying today about the sex of her baby. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] with citibank it's easy for jay to deposit checks from anywhere. [ wind howling ] easier than actually going to the bank. mobile check deposit. easier banking. standard at citibank. makes it easy for anne to manage her finances when she's on the go. even when she's not going anywhere. citibank for ipad. easier banking. standard at citibank. i'm carolyn johnson. ama dates has the night off. in tonight's headlines, an emotional candlelight vigil in santa rosa for a 14-year-old boy killed in a tragic car racing accident. marcus johnson died yesterday when he was hit by a sprint car driven by his 17-year-old cousin at a marysville racetrack. >>> a motorcycle driver is dead in walnut creek follow
. >>> continuing cover rang -- coverage now on the newly elected pope. and pope francis has delivered his first sunday mass. during his address to the 200,000 people in st. peter's square the pope spoke of god's mercy. >> don't forget god never gets tired of forgiving us. it is we who get tired of asking for forgiveness. >> reporter: pope francis ended his address by speaking in italian telling the folks to enjoy a good lunch which invoked a big cheer from those present. >>> a separate bipartisan groups are headed to rome including bay area congresswoman anna eshue. >>> many catholics expressed hope today that the new pope brings new enthusiasm to the church. cara liu is in a special mass in the south bay to celebrate pope francis who's already captivating people with his new style. at st. joseph's basilica, a massive blessing for pope francis. >> we ask you to bless him. >> reporter: saying the election of this pope as well as the name francis were a surprise. >> to the world his fellow d era lichs to society. >> reporter: a special pamphlet was created and even had a bit of humor. >> and a j
. >>> still to come on abc7 news at 11:00, just days away from his official installation, pope francis continues to show his humble side and grows legions of fans in the process. and new concerns about sea lion pups washing ashore this behind this disturbing new trend? and a business of a scoop from a pregnant duchess of cambridge. what she is saying today about the sex of her baby. we'll be right back. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm carolyn johnson. ama dates has the night off. in tonight's headlines, an emotional candlelight vigil in santa rosa for a 14-year-old boy kigic car tragic car racing accident. marcus johnson died yesterday when he was hit by a sprint car driven by his 17-year-old cousin at a marysville racetrack. >>> a motorcycle driver is dead in walnut creek following a traffic crash on 680. in that area the motorcycle hit at least two other witnesses sa witnesses say that motorcycle was racing another car. >>> a fire in a wildlife area in the san juaquin river delta sent huge clouds of smoke and ash over the east bay today. the fare was burning on lower sherman island.
conditions. where the system is heading next. damplts pope francis led his first palm sunday service as cardinal. he reportedly supported civil unions. will he bring that style of leadership to the papacy? this as the u.s. supreme court considers same-sex marriage cases. >>> and believe it or not, there's a relatively simple explanation for a car that wound up on the roof of this house in glen dale, california. the good news -- no one was hurt. >>> first the severe weather hitting the midwest. a huge spring snowstorm is bounding the region from missouri to ohio. susan candiotti is in dayton where the snow is falling and it is not expected to stop any time soon. susan? >> reporter: hi, fred. we're kind of between a bit of a wet snow and flurries right now. things have subsided just a bit. temperatures, fred, right now are just above freezing. that's why you can still see grass on the ground. you don't see any accumulation on the pavement so far. you see over my shoulder, that's i-75. traffic is still flowing smoothly at this hour but things are going to change as the evening wears on.
of this world. >> pope francis' homily. a man whose middle name is francis, named after francis of assissi, just like the new pope. every man called francis. >> and you were named after francis of assissi, as the new pope. >> well, growing up in our house, francis of assissi was right up there with the virgin mary because of what he stood for, his concern for the poor, environment, i mean, this guy was way ahead of his time. >> the pope tweeted today true power and service all people, especially the poor. that is his reputation. what do you want to say about the new pope? >> i want to be optimistic right now. some things that he said, like all the other bishops, about gay marriage and abortion, you know, they're just not in this century yet. but this man's approach is very different. and i was thinking the other day that i remember back when gorbachav was named and they said oh, he's the same as the other guys. he changed the world. >> and this is giving you hope and giving me hope. >> i would hope that this is the catholic church's gorbachav. that he is going to take this opportunity to turn th
city and around the world. the inauguration of pope francis. if you are just waking up, it has been, lest i repeat phao*eurbgs an absolutely -- repeat myself, a beautiful morning in the vatican city. we witnessed the homily from pope francis. during this mass, the holy communion. our religion correspondent lauren green in rome for us this morning. lauren, people of the faith are very well familiar with this process. >> absolutely. i want to clarify something, that pope francis is not offering communion to the masses but only to the deacons there. estimates say that about 150,000 people in st. peter's square, that column-lined street leading to the vatican. there are priests going to the crowd that will venture communion to the people, to anybody who wants it. nobody will be turned away. those yellow and white umbrellas, those are indications to the people in the crowd that communion is being served and they should head to one of those umbrellas if they want to be served. we're not quite sure how long the communion will last. but everybody will be served. and everybody who wants to p
next month. >> new this morning pope francis officially began his ministry at an installation mass this morning in st. peter's square. the pope took a long ground about for st. peter's square, getting out of his jeep to bless a disabled man. civil protection crews closed the main streets leading to the square to traffic and set up barricades for nearly a mile along the route to try to control the masses and allow official delegations through. >> some 1 million people were expected to attend today's ceremony in rome vatican city. >> a new poll is shedding light on how american catholics about pope francis in catholic doctrine. this see in in orc international survey found 80 percent of american catholics approve of this election as pope. it also found, three-quarters of american catholics say they are more likely to follow their own conscience on difficult moral questions than the teachings of the pope. nine intent want stricter policies toward sexual abuse committed by a priest. nearly three- quarters say st. francis to allow catholics use birth control. 64 percent said the pope sh
leaders, include vice president joe biden are gathering in rome ahead of the installation of pope francis. let's get to keer simmons. >> reporter: good morning. even if it is raining like this tomorrow, this area will still be packed as you say. world leaders are flying in. the pope meeting with the argentina president. the pope's message, remember the poor, and his style is winning fans for people on the street. as pope francis prepares for the installation mass, vice president biden arrived in rome sunday. it is ordinary men and women that are connecting with the pope in an extraordinary way. francis walking over to a crowd of a few hundred people just to say hello, leaving his security scrambling. then sunday, he greeted tens of thousands in st. peter's square for his first angeles, even making the mass. in the crowd, we met philadelphia's cardinal. >> this is unique. this is a wonderful opportunity. i mean, it is the first time the new pope, pope francis appeared, first time he gives his blessing here. >> reporter: preparations in the same square are under way. we have the setup alrea
for complete coverage of the installation of pope francis. that starts tuesday on "today." matt lauer will be live from rome. that's all for today. we'll be back next week. if it's sunday, it's "meet the press." >>> good monday morning. right now on "first look," a young boy at home survives but two others are killed when a private jet crashes into three homes. >>> political warfare. karl "the architect" rove against sarah "governor half-term" palin. >>> pope francis is shaking up the cat lick church ahead of his official evaluation. >>> an amazing helicopter jailbreak. guilty verdicts in the steubenville rape case but that's not the end. and the world goes green for st. patrick. >>> investigators are on-scene in northern indiana this morning after a fiery crash involving a small private jet. four people were on board, two have died. early reports say the plane was experiencing mechanical troubles in its final minutes. nbc's frances koe has the latest on the crash and the investigation. >> reporter: the trin-engine jet crashed into three homes as it was coming into the south bend airp
of sovas. his remains were discovered in 1994. they are suggesting his wife killed him. >>> pope francis is set to be officially installed in just a couple hours. earlier he met with the president of argentina, a woman he once clashed with. there rome on the preparations for the inauguration mass. >> reporter: sounds of tractors, as workers set up barriers inside, all part of the last minute preparations for the inauguration mass for pope francis, the new head of the catholic church along with barriers, plenty of police providing security not just for the pope, but the more than 100 leaders from around the world here to witness the historic event. that group including vice president biden, the first catholic to hold the office. meeting with italian heads of state before witnessing the ceremony tomorrow. pope francis meeting with argentinean president, although the two clashed over certain social issues while he was the archbishop of buenos aries it was all thanks today. inside the vatican, officials unvailing the papal ring and coat of arms. >> the ceremony will start at the tomb of st.
watched the installation mass for pope francis. here is is it more on this very special mass and the message from the new pope, jim? >> hello, dave, yes, the pope was out in full force >> reporter: we saw that new informal pope to see march and he ran through an open pope mobile. ever since they have had an enclosed bullet proof glass for the mobile and pope francis is not afraid of taking risk and security is worried about how vulnerable the pope is. he picked up a couple of babies in the crowds and kissed them and at one point stopped and got out and come forced -- comforted a sick man in the crowds and it was a visual of an example of what he was going to say in his message to the faithful that were there this morning, about 150,000 according to the vatican estimate and in that message because it is st. joseph's day and st. joseph is known for his protective nature and his fatherly nature and because of that his message was about protection of the weakest, the youngest, of the oldest among us and that -- among us and not only was it a mess
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as a surprise choice. he's the first jesuit. pope francis is known for humanity and long time service to the poor. he inherits a troubled church much reconciled tradition with a modernizing world. joining me now in rome and new york, monsignor lorenzo al katie and frank bruni and on the phone from rome daniel wakin to talk about what has happened since the selection of the new pope -- why this pope. >> two main reasons. one is significant cardinals really did want to go in a different direction. i think they wanted someone that into of could interject a hint of humanity and solidarity with the poor. a tough administrator. and the other part which is hard to figure out is due to the internal policies of the conclave and the jockeying of different groups and different nationalities of card numbers. that's a little harder to make out because so much is based on whips of information. the latter part it looks like the main italian candidate angelo -- was undermined by opposition from the italian cardinals themselves. that sunk his candidacy which opened the door for people to coalesce arou
francis today officially installed as the leader of the world's 1.2 billion catholics. >> i'm very excited for the new pope. >> shepard: tonight the pope's humble message of hope and tears of joy in home country of argentina. and the chilling account of a gunpoint confrontation with the university of central florida attack plotter. >> [inaudible] >> tonight the roommate of the now dead suspect speaks. >> first from fox this tuesday night, u.s. marines confirm now they have issued a complete ban on one of the work horse weapons in all of their arsenal. it applies to all 670-millimeter mortars after one exploded during a disastrous training exercise in nevada today. it's a blast that killed seven u.s. marines and hurt seven other service members. it actually happened last night at hawthorne army depot, it's a remote weapons storage and training facility about 100 miles south and east of reno. the mortar involved in the accident is similar to the one you see here. a brigadier general says the shell exploded while it was still in its launching tube and shrapnel went everywhere. to make matters
about the anniversary of shock and awe. the catholic church and pope francis and, of course, guns in america. >> guns don't kill people. americans kill people. we're -- we do this more than anybody else. >> the right to bear arms. >> now if the founding fathers could have looked into a crystal ball and seen ac-47s and a glock semiautomatic pistol i would think they would tell us, you know, that's not what we mean when we say bear arms. >> and in the wake of a tragedy in newtown, could michael moore change his mind about this. >> i'm not going to come on another damntv show period after the next one of these shootings. >> this is "piers morgan" live. i'm here with my guest mike al moore. a lot to talk about. a passionate advocate about gun control with strong feelings. senator harry reid's decision in the senate to drop a proposed ban on semi-ought mat you can weapon in the wake of the shootings in newtown an chemical weapons in the massive civil war, president obama on his way to the region and first trip to israel and the west bank since he became president and 65 poem were kille
country of pope francis which dominated the spectrum. >> i am proud not just because of he is argentinian but because he represents latin america. it shows we're not just happy people dancing the tango but that we also have intelligent and cultured people. >> much has been made of the new pope's personal charisma and his address was delivered with a light touch and too humorous anecdotes but his central theme was the importance of forgiveness. >> our father has mercy and a lot of patience. god does not get tired of forgiving us. we should not get tired of asking him to forgive us. >> four days into his new role and it's clear pope francis has the personality to win over a large crowd, perhaps not surprising given the large number of latin americans here in st. peter's square. to get to grabs with the task ahead, we require authority and determination. >> i hope he can clean up the italian church and to do that he needs to stay healthy because he needs to remain strong and be in good health whatever happens. >> on tuesday world leaders will gather in rome to attend the pope's formal instal
this morning on the journey ahead for pope francis, from cardinal francis george, the archbishop of chicago. what message did the cardinals mean to send with the selection of the first ever pope from latin america? a special discussion as well with our roundtable on how francis reforms the church? >> plus, the debt dual in washington. is there any rheoom for comprome and is the president right when he argues a balanced budget isn't a priority at the moment? the debate this morning. with us, republican w.h.i.p. of the house, kevin mccarthy and the top democrat on the house budget committee, chris van hollen of maryland. then the future of the gop and a senator's change of heart on gay marriage. is it the beginning of a changing tide in the party? wisconsin's republican governor scott walker weighs in. >>> and good sunday morning. a busy first weekend for the new pope, meeting the press yesterday for the first time. and this morning, an impromptu appearance near the vatican, greeting surprised visitors, and then moments ago, before a large crowd gathered in st. peter's square, he gave his fir
of people poured into st. peter's square today for the inaugural mass of pope francis i. dignit arys travelled to the vatican to be part of today's service. jay gray has been following the election and the fest tivities. we have been talking a lot about the style and now it comes down to substance, correct? >> reporter: you are absolutely right. it was a mass wrapped in the traditions of the catholic faith. but as he has done since his election pope francis managed to weave his own tone into the celebration here. he began this day as he has his papacy, embracing the faithful. >> very spiritual, touching. it is a pilgrimage. >> reporter: pulled so many to the inaugural mass. among them kings, presidents, the u.s. delegation led by vice president joe biden. but it was his connection with the crowd that seemed to be the most powerful including this moment when he stopped to offer a special blessing. >> with all of the people here the pope stops to greet a severely handicap person. i think that sums it all up. >> reporter: a renewed dedication to those he called the poor, needy and weake
in the history of the catholic church. two popes meeting for lunch. pope francis met pope benedict today. ben wedeman is live from rome for us. historic moment. why did this happen? >> reporter: this was something that pope francis said he wanted to do. and he's consistently spoken very highly of pope emeritus benedict since he stepped down in late february. what we saw was interesting. we were in the main square. there was about 2,000 people. they watched as his helicopter flew over head. people were clapping and waving. there was a lot of hope among the people that pope francis would come out and make one of his unscheduled appearances. however, it was a more solemn occasion. he met with pope r emeritus benedict for about two hours. they prayed together and had lunch together and had about a 45-minute meeting. we don't know what they discussed, but there are lots of things on the plate of the new pope who has to deal with governance within the vatican, its finances, all the challenges facing the church. it was a historic first. it's never been seen before that two popes both dressed in whit
francis' papacy. >> thousands of people, francis was inaugurated. the bishop of rome. >> francis cruise through st. peters square, in an open top of. did not use what has become known as the bulletproof popemobile. >> he actually stopped -- a touching moment -- to kiss the head of a physically disabled man. a man who has been seen of the people and that style has broken tradition in all of the way the catholic world that seems to love which rattled secured detail. ben wedeman is in rome. now the work begins with the expectation by many of reformer, perhaps vatican spring, move to the style to the substance that many want to see. >> reporter: yes. we're going to have to wait and see about that. he hasn't actually done much in the way of real policy changes of initiatives and he certainly is the hope and change pope but he's the head of a body the vatican that's very resistant to change. i've read, for instance, that observers say you don't change the vatican, the vatican changes you. therefore it's an old bureaucracy that doesn't use modern technology, modern message the way that some of
francis celebrating an inaugural mass before hundreds and hundreds of thousands of people and weather i could have used last week in rome. boy, what a day as he again kissing one man, is this yet another symbol of a man who many people are calling the people's pope? >> i saw this when it was happening live and he would just jump out -- it wasn't a popemobile. it was an open jeep and he would see someone and he would disembark and just bless them. it was something to see this morning. we'll have a lot more on that >>> but, let's get right now to the breaking news for the view ners the west. the fatalities overnight for the marines. abc's martha raddatz calling it by far the largest loss of life she can remember in recent history in ground training. paula faris starts uts off. >> seven killed, seven wounded. seven u.s. marines have been killed in a training accident. seven injured. david kerley is following this. david, what do we know? >> this does appear to be one of the deadliest military ground training accidents we have seen in recent memory, could be decades. seven dead and seven in
francis has for 1.2 billion catholics. >> reporter: developing news from nevada -- a deadly accident involving several u.s. marines. the questions that surround the tragedy. >> reporter: a man is shot and killed by police in east san jose. investigators are looking into what led up to this shooting. we'll have an update. ♪ >>> and overnight mass at the vatican, marking a new era for the church. >> reporter: miami or santa clara? who will host super bowl l? the nfl has nare roared it down but it doesn't necessarily want to pay. we'll tell you what the organization is asking for t "mornings on 2" starts now. >>> well, good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm tori campbell. it's tuesday, march 19th. >>> we have new video on developing news we first told you about in our last hour, the marine corps has confirmed seven marines were killed last night during a training exercise near the california/nevada border. there was an explosion just before 10:00 p.m. at the hawthorne army depot near hawthorne,ner. that's about 140 miles --ner. that's about 140
a dramatic moment. pope francis truly will be a man of the people, entering in an uncovered pope mobile and going into the crowd to kiss babies and the sick. his message to the world straight ahead this morning. >>> plus the winter that won't go away. the northeast blasted with snow and sleet and high winds. >>> developing right now, an explosion at an army depot during a training exercise, and there are injuries. we'll have the latest. >>> plus, new information on that planned attack at a college campus. details on the backpack full of bombs found in a dorm room. >> and a global sell-off in markets, and a vote today to bail out yet another european country. is this the reason in this country investors were looking to sell? it's tuesday, march 19th, and "starting point" begins right now. >>> our "starting point" this morning, thousands of worshippers in st. peter's square praying for and with pope francis during his historic inaugural mass. as the pope entered without the traditional butateproof glass roof of the pope mobile. ushering a new era for the catholic church that has been embr
in the morning. live in pacifica tonight, monte francis, nbc bay area news. >> monte, thank you. >>> and police in the east bay tonight are trying to determine the cause of death of a man who was found floating in the bay near richmond. police received a call around 3:00 this afternoon about a body in the water. homicide investigators were called in, but at this point it appears the death may have been an accident. they say the man may have slipped and fell into the water and then died. authorities have identified the body, but are still trying to contact family members. >>> the debate over same-sex marriage is headed for the supreme court this week. both sides will have their say on the federal defense of marriage act. on tuesday, justices will hear arguments on california's prop and consider whether states can stop same-sex marriage. people have been camping outside the proportionate for days to witness history. on tuesday, the court will hear a challenge to proposition 8. it defined marriage as one man, one woman. >> no evidence, none, that allowing gays and lesbians to marry harms the insti
could be a doctor shortage because docs drop out because they don't think it's worth it. francis newton on the health care fallout. not so happy birthday; right, francis? >> right, not from my perspective. the classic case of good cop, bad cop. the democrats and the republicans operate on fundamentally different facts underlying the economy. the democrats have a notion that the money goes on forever. if the money goes on forever, why wouldn't we help the seniors, why wouldn't we do this? why wowcht we do that? why discriminate against overweight lesbians, and the others say the money -- neil: wait, we were discriminating against overweight lesbians? >> they spent 25.3 million, but if the money goes on forever, which has been the case, they say, why would we discriminate against anyone, and the health care bill, why not spend all the money? the thing is the republicans say, look, if we don't cut some costs here and talking about the health care bill and how much it costs, if we don't cut costs, then not only are we not able to do the overweight lesbians, but we can't do the seniors or th
enforcement agencies are out in force trying to keep drunk drivers off the record. nbc bay area monty francis has that story. >> reporter: you can expect a number of dui checkpoints across the bay area, including two here in san jose. the reality is, today for many people is a day devoted to drinking. in fact, just about an hour ago, we stopped by rosey mccann's at santana road where people were enjoying st. patrick's day with friends, drinking a lot of green beer and taking shots of whiskey. south bay police department, santa clara county sheriff's department and the highway patrol are on high alert, making sure those folks and others like them don't get behind the wheel. a few of the people out celebrating tonight told us along with the fun comes an obligation to be responsible. >> definitely call a taxi, get a friend to drive you home. call your mom, whatever you need to do to be safe. >> for the most part i think so. like everyone is pretty much trying to be smart. they don't want to get too stupid. >> if you are caught driving under the influence, you could face jail time, court fines, a
is to risk on properly for the francis report. it's important to remember that it is this government that set up a proper independent inquiry into the disgraces that happened there. everyone has to learn their lessons, including ministers in the government opposite from what went wrong. what i think we should listen to francis when he says we should not seek scapegoats. is and anyd to do culture of complacency. i love our nhs. they are a fantastic art are but in too many parts, we do see and we need tos i deal with them. >> in two weeks, we will be 15 years on from the signing of the good friday agreement. there are significant charges on delivering potential commitments. does the prime minister agree that there must be renewed urgency in progressing these outstanding issues? cases for outlined both governments as joint custodians of the repayment? >> it is again too long. >> thank you for the question and her very construction -- very constructive work in north ireland. i think there is a work together.to we had a good set of meetings this week. but i the greatest possible responsibility lie
. >>> tens of thousands of catholics packed st. peter's square to hear pope francis deliver his first prayer today. they cheered as he appeared at the window of the apartment before giving the traditional blessing. he also held mass earlier in the day. in a rare move for a pope, he spontaneously walked out from vatican territory to cheer -- greet well-wishers outside the gate. and the official mass to inaugurate pope francis takes place tuesday at the vatican. you can watch the entire installation live our 247 bay area news channel starting at 1:30 a.m. on comcast channel 193 we can stream it live on kron4 .com. >> where wrapping up a beautiful weekend weatherwise we have lots of sun and some high clouds and temperatures that made it into the sixties and seventies on saturday couple of locations almost 80 degrees but we are going to watch things cool down as we have a weather system coming our way. there are san francisco we have mostly clear skies for tonight but expect a few clouds to drift into the bay overnight tonight into the north bay valley and we start out monday, will be a mixture
. >>> pope francis completed his first sunday as pontiff with his signature down-to-earth style. he started the day greeting crowds before leaving mass at st. peter's. he then went into the crowd catching his security detail off guard. hundreds of thousands poured into st. peter's square and erupted into cheers when their new pope stepped to the window to give his blessing which he closed with a casual "enjoy your afternoon. enjoy a good lunch." >>> vice president joe biden arrived in italy yesterday ahead of tomorrow's inauguration mass of pope francis. >>> in an nbc news exclusive, we've learned of a cyber attack on the voting system in florida. officials are quick to point out that the breach was unsuccessful but do say it raises many issues on security. the case stems from bogus requests from more than 2,500 absentee ballots for the august 14th primary in miami-dade county. it's not clear whether the requests were an attempt to sway the election, test the system or just interfere with voting. either way experts say the incident exposes danger in putting states voting online. the full ar
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